PSN down in US to continue ‘best gaming experience’

If you live in the US and thought you got off lightly last week with the heavy European PSN maintenance, think again. Sony has revealed that the PSN maintenance is due to go down in America, but luckily only for a few hours.

The good news is that you’ll still be able to play games online, as long as you are signed into your account before hand. At the time of writing, we’re now just past 12am Pacific Time, so the network should be starting to go offline in your area.

According to a brief message from Sony on the US Blog, the period of downtime will last for two hours and should be back up by 2am Pacific Time or 10am UK time for those that plan to get an early gaming session in. Just like the last maintenance update, Sony has said that their reasoning for doing this is so that they can offer you the ‘best gaming experience online possible’.

Xbox 360 owners may have something to say about that though as they continue to enjoy a service which doesn’t encounter maintenance periods at such a severe rate as Sony. Perhaps this is the downside to a free service on PS3 though and it’s going to be interesting to see just what improvements Sony make to their network infrastructure once the PlayStation 4 arrives.

It’s fair to say that we can probably kiss goodbye to the possibility of cross-game chat appearing before the next-gen PS4 is out. Along with the poor web browser, Sony seems content on leaving the PSN as it is for the time being, as when can you remember the last time that a meaningful firmware update came out?

If you can’t sign into the PSN at the moment, relax as it should be back up within two hours.

*Identifying Monetised Links - outgoing links that we monetise are marked with an '*' symbol.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Nexus 7 tips and tricks on Jelly Bean

GTA V playful marketing starts